ConstructConnect’s June Starts Stumbled, but YTD Stayed Positive at +2%

ConstructConnect announced today that June construction starts, excluding residential activity, fell -13.7% versus May. The usual May-to-June change, due to seasonality, is +4.5%.

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June of this year versus a strong June of last year was -16.3%. Standalone June of this year versus June’s average level over the previous five years (2012-2016 inclusive), however, was a more upbeat +2.8%.

Year-to-date starts through the first half of this year, compared with January-to-June of last year,  stayed positive at +2.4%.

The starts figures throughout this report are not seasonally adjusted (NSA). Nor are they altered for inflation. They are expressed in what are termed ‘current’ as opposed to ‘constant’ dollars.  

‘Nonresidential building’ plus ‘engineering/civil’ work accounts for a considerably larger share of total construction than residential activity. The former’s combined proportion of total put-in-place construction in the Census Bureau’s May report was 57%; the latter’s was 43%.


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ConstructConnect’s construction starts are leading indicators for the Census Bureau’s capital investment or put-in-place series. Also, the reporting period for starts (i.e., June 2017) is one month ahead of the reporting period for the investment series (i.e., May 2017.)

According to the latest Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the total number of jobs in construction climbed by +16,000 in June. The monthly average rise in on-site work so far this year has been +19,000, almost double the pace of +10,000 set in last year’s first half. Among industrial sectors, construction is tied with ‘professional and business services’ for best year-over-year percentage change in jobs, +3.1%. The +1.6% performance for all jobs in the economy is only about half as quick. Construction’s NSA unemployment rate in June was an exceedingly low 4.5%. In May, it had been 5.3% and in June 2016, 4.6%.

Employment in ‘architectural and engineering services’ rose by +5,000 jobs in June, yielding a year-over-year pickup of +3.8%. Healthy hiring by the design professions is a positive ‘leading indicator’ for construction. Turning owners’ capital spending wishes into visualizations and then creating ‘assembly instructions’ are crucial first steps prior to work proceeding at job sites.

There were nothing but declines month to month (m/m) in all four major type-of-structure subcategories. Industrial dipped the most (-36.7%), followed by heavy engineering/civil (-19.8%). Commercial also exhibited weakness (-14.8%), while institutional (-5.5%) retreated the least.

In a comparison of June 2017 with June 2016 (y/y), there was one subcategory that managed a confident forward stride, engineering at +16.3%. The others, though, took backwards steps progressing from -11.8% for institutional, to -27.2% for industrial, and -40.8% for commercial.

First-half 2017 versus first-half 2016 starts (i.e., year-to-date or ytd starts) have swung from a high of +25.2% for heavy engineering/civil to a low of -29.1% for industrial, with commercial (-5.6%) and especially institutional (i.e., a nearly ‘flat’ -0.9%) in the middle.

‘Road/highway’ starts have accounted for the largest slice (42%) of engineering work so far this year. In June, the ‘streets’ component was disappointing m/m (-25.5%), but encouraging both y/y (+16.4%) and ytd (+17.1%). A closely related category is ‘bridges’ and in the latest month it too was down m/m (-31.8%), but it was even more bullish y/y (+34.7%) and ytd (+64.9%).

‘Bridges’, with a 16% share, is the third largest portion of engineering. Second place belongs to ‘water/sewage’ (21%). ‘Water/sewage’ starts in June were up across the board, although in two instances, only barely: +0.4% m/m; +13.7% y/y; and +1.0% ytd. And before leaving engineering, ‘miscellaneous civil’ starts (e.g., power-related and oil and gas) should also be mentioned. They’ve recently cast quite a bright light: +27.4% m/m; +33.5% y/y; and +33.9% ytd.

Among subcomponents, ‘schools/colleges’ contribute the most (i.e., 57%) to institutional starts, by far. The time-comparisons of groundbreakings on education facilities in June were mixed, with an upward lift m/m (+9.6%) tempered by downdrafts y/y (-4.9%) and ytd (-5.0%). ‘Hospital/clinic’ work is second most important in institutional (with a 15% share) and in the sixth month of this year, medical facilities did nothing but drag their feet: -67.6% m/m; -67.9% y/y; and -17.9% ytd. Moving in the other direction, the ‘fire/police/courthouse/prison’ catch-all category in June was +71.4% ytd, led by courthouses (+232.0% ytd) and prisons (+42.2% ytd).

Within commercial starts, ‘hotel/motel’ work (a 23% slice) has stayed buoyant through this year’s mid-point: +24.1% m/m; +40.1% y/y; and +80.2% ytd. ‘Private office buildings’ (a 20% share of commercial) haven’t fared as well. While they leapt +93.2% m/m, they were -40.2% y/y and -2.9% ytd. ‘Retail/shopping’ starts in June pulled ahead moderately m/m (+11.0%), but they were down steeply both y/y (-74.8%) and ytd (-57.2%). ‘Warehouse’ starts faltered m/m (-31.4%) and y/y (-20.6%), but they remained on the plus side of the ledger ytd (+30.3%).

An impressive +43.4% change for ‘miscellaneous commercial’ ytd is a combination of -26.9% ytd for ‘transportation terminals’ being more than offset by +92.8% for ‘sports stadiums’.

Table 2 reorders and provides more detail on some of the type-of-structure categories in Table 1. The reasons for this ‘second view’ are set out in the footnote.

The 12-month moving average trend graphs show nonresidential building giving up ground on the heights while heavy engineering is gradually scaling the foothills. The slopes for ‘private office buildings’, ‘schools/colleges’ and especially ‘retail’ are clearly descending. Acting as counter-weights, the curves for ‘roads/highways’ and ‘bridges’ are on the ascendant.

As for year-over-year compensation levels in June, as reported by the BLS in the latest Employment Situation Report (Tables B-3 and B-8), there wasn’t much difference between all workers and those engaged in construction. Including supervisory personnel, year-over-year average hourly and average weekly earnings economy-wide were +2.5% and +2.8% respectively. The comparable figures in the construction sector were +2.5% and +2.7%.

Excluding bosses, the ‘all jobs’ earnings increases, on average, were +2.3% hourly and +2.6% weekly. For ‘hard hat’ workers, the gains were +2.3% both hourly and weekly.  

The value of construction starts each month is summarized from ConstructConnect’s database of all active construction projects in the U.S. Missing project values are estimated with the help of RSMeans’ building cost models.

ConstructConnect’s nonresidential construction starts series, because it is comprised of total-value estimates for individual projects, some of which are ultra-large, has a history of being more volatile than many other leading indicators for the economy.

ConstructConnect has now moved to a better-targeted and research-assigned ‘start’ date. Prior to January 2017, the ‘start’ date was recorded as occurring within 30 to 60 days of the announced bid date. In concept, a ‘start’ is equivalent to ground being broken for a project to proceed. If work is abandoned or re-bid, the ‘start’ date is revised to reflect the new information.

Click here to download the Construction Industry Snapshot Package – June 2017 PDF.

Click here for the Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. – June 2017.

Click here for the Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – June 2017.

TABLE 1: VALUE OF UNITED STATES
CONSTRUCTION STARTS – JUNE 2017
(CONSTRUCTCONNECT)

% Change % Change % Change
Jan-JUN 17 Jan-JUN 17 vs  JUN 17 vs JUN 17 vs
($ billions) Jan-JUN 16 JUN 15 MAY 17
           
Hotel/Motel 16.698 80.2% 40.1% 24.1%
Retail 9.523 -57.2% -74.8% 11.0%
Parking Garage 1.368 -47.2% -84.7% -79.9%
Amusement 3.474 13.8% 26.5% -4.9%
Private Office  14.603 -2.9% -40.2% 93.2%
Government Office 5.413 -15.3% -13.1% 18.4%
Laboratory 1.031 -67.7% 23.0% -39.3%
Warehouse 8.559 30.3% -20.6% -31.4%
Miscellaneous Commercial 11.172 43.4% -20.5% -73.7%
COMMERCIAL 71.840 -5.6% -40.8% -14.8%
     
INDUSTRIAL (Manufacturing) 9.890 -29.1% -27.2% -36.7%
     
Religious 1.142 28.8% 51.2%   42.4%
Hospital/Clinic 9.706 -17.9% -67.9%   -67.6%
Nursing/Assisted Living 4.245 -12.7% 94.1%   60.0%
Library/Museum 1.439 -22.1% -38.6%   136.8%
Police/Courthouse/Prison 5.020 71.4% 1.9%   -1.4%
Military 2.214 43.1% 80.6%   -2.5%
School/College 37.153 -5.0% -4.9%   9.6%
Miscellaneous Government 4.776 46.7% -3.7%   -23.9%
INSTITUTIONAL 65.695 -0.9% -11.8%   -5.5%
       
Miscellaneous Nonresidential 3.243 -21.9% -20.3%   2.0%
NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING 150.667 -6.1% -26.6%   -10.4%
       
Airport 4.798 167.3% 1.1%   -43.4%
Road/Highway 31.451 17.1% 16.4%   -25.5%
Bridge 11.681 64.9% 34.7%   -31.8%
Dam/Marine 2.185 21.5% -29.4%   -40.1%
Water/Sewage 15.485 1.0% 13.7%   0.4%
Miscellaneous Civil 9.293 33.9% 33.5%   27.4%
HEAVY ENGINEERING 74.893 25.2% 16.3%   -19.8%
     
TOTAL NONRESIDENTIAL 225.560 2.4% -16.3% -13.7%

Source: ConstructConnect Research Group and ConstructConnect.
Table: ConstructConnect.

TABLE 2: VALUE OF UNITED STATES
CONSTRUCTION STARTS
CONSTRUCTCONNECT INSIGHT VERSION
– JUNE 2017
Arranged to match the alphabetical category drop-down menus in INSIGHT

  % Change     % Change % Change
Jan-Jun 17 Jan-Jun 17 vs     Jun 17 vs Jun 17 vs
($ billions) Jan-Jun 16     Jun 16 May 17
           
Summary      
CIVIL 74.893 25.2%     16.3% -19.8%
NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING 150.667 -6.1%     -26.6% -10.4%
RESIDENTIAL   150.401 9.3%     17.9% 25.0%
GRAND TOTAL   375.961 5.1%     -3.5% 0.4%
 
Verticals  
Airport 4.798 167.3%     1.1% -43.4%
All Other Civil 5.302 -14.0%     4.5% 5.4%
Bridges 11.681 64.9%     34.7% -31.8%
Dams / Canals / Marine Work 2.185 21.5%     -29.4% -40.1%
Power Infrastructure 3.991 416.6%     286.2% 151.3%
Roads 31.451 17.1%     16.4% -25.5%
    Water and Sewage Treatment 15.485 1.0%     13.7% 0.4%
CIVIL     74.893 25.2%     16.3% -19.8%
Offices (private) 14.603 -2.9%     -40.2% 93.2%
Parking Garages 1.368 -47.2%     -84.7% -79.9%
  Transportation Terminals 2.348 -26.9%     75.0% 33.2%
Commercial (small subset) 18.319 -12.1%     -40.5% 46.3%
Amusement 3.474 13.8%     26.5% -4.9%
Libraries / Museums 1.439 -22.1%     -38.6% 136.8%
Religious 1.142 28.8%     51.2% 42.4%
  Sports Arenas / Convention Centers 8.824 92.8%     -37.0% -81.0%
Community 14.878 43.6%     -16.7% -56.0%
College / University 11.549 -12.5%     -45.5% -20.3%
Elementary / Pre School 10.768 -11.7%     11.8% 28.7%
Jr / Sr High School 14.072 9.8%     27.8% 16.4%
  Special / Vocational 0.765 -16.3%     -0.2% 20.8%
Educational 37.153 -5.0%     -4.9% 9.6%
Courthouses 2.094 232.0%     33.5% 158.4%
Fire and Police Stations 1.421 14.6%     -11.8% -32.4%
Government Offices 5.413 -15.3%     -13.1% 18.4%
  Prisons 1.504 42.2%     1.0% 3.7%
Government 10.433 11.9%     -7.5% 9.3%
Industrial Labs / Labs / School Labs 1.031 -67.7%     23.0% -39.3%
Manufacturing 9.890 -29.1%     -27.2% -36.7%
  Warehouses 8.559 30.3%     -20.6% -31.4%
Industrial 19.480 -17.9%     -19.9% -34.5%
Hospitals / Clinics 9.706 -17.9%     -67.9% -67.6%
Medical Misc. 4.776 46.7%     -3.7% -23.9%
  Nursing Homes 4.245 -12.7%     94.1% 60.0%
Medical   18.727 -6.1%     -35.0% -38.8%
Military   2.214 43.1%     80.6% -2.5%
Hotels 16.698 80.2%     40.1% 24.1%
Retail Misc. 3.243 -21.9%     -20.3% 2.0%
    Shopping 9.523 -57.2%     -74.8% 11.0%
  Retail   29.463 -17.4%     -50.1% 15.6%
NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING 150.667 -6.1%     -26.6% -10.4%
Multi-Family 52.390 18.1%     44.0% 77.4%
    Single-Family 98.011 5.2%     6.3% 6.2%
RESIDENTIAL   150.401 9.3%     17.9% 25.0%
NONRESIDENTIAL 225.560 2.4%     -16.3% -13.7%
GRAND TOTAL   375.961 5.1%     -3.5% 0.4%

Table 1 conforms to the type-of-structure ordering adopted by many firms and organizations in the industry. Specifically, it breaks nonresidential building into ICI work (i.e., industrial, commercial and institutional), since each has its own set of economic and demographic drivers. Table 2 presents an alternative, perhaps more user-friendly and intuitive type-of-structure ordering that matches how the data appears in ConstructConnect’s online product ‘Insight’.

Source: ConstructConnect.
Table: ConstructConnect.

TABLE 3: VALUE OF UNITED STATES
NATIONAL
CONSTRUCTION STARTS – JUNE 2017 – CONSTRUCTCONNECT
Billions of current $s, not seasonally adjusted (NSA)

Latest month actuals  Moving averages (placed in end month) Year to Date. 
    3-months 12-months JAN-JUN JAN-JUN
APR 17 MAY 17 JUN 17 APR 17 MAY 17 JUN 17 APR 17 MAY 17 JUN 17 2016 2017
Single Family 18.033 17.772 18.871 16.168 17.391 18.225 15.784 15.873 15.966 93.164 98.011
   month-over-month % change 10.2% -1.4% 6.2% 11.9% 7.6% 4.8% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6%    
   year-over-year % change 4.1% 6.4% 6.3% 4.4% 6.4% 5.6% 4.9% 5.2% 5.3% 10.4% 5.2%
Apartment 8.450 6.379 11.318 8.943 8.451 8.716 7.722 7.623 7.911 44.377 52.390
   month-over-month % change -19.7% -24.5% 77.4% 2.2% -5.5% 3.1% -0.5% -1.3% 3.8%    
   year-over-year % change -5.5% -15.7% 44.0% 13.3% 10.3% 7.3% 22.0% 17.1% 17.9% 49.4% 18.1%
TOTAL RESIDENTIAL 26.483 24.151 30.189 25.111 25.842 26.941 23.506 23.496 23.877 137.541 150.401
   month-over-month % change -1.5% -8.8% 25.0% 8.3% 2.9% 4.3% 0.1% 0.0% 1.6%    
   year-over-year % change 0.8% -0.5% 17.9% 7.4% 7.6% 6.1% 10.0% 8.8% 9.2% 20.6% 9.3%
Hotel/Motel 3.191 1.788 2.219 3.728 3.440 2.399 2.246 2.253 2.306 9.268 16.698
   month-over-month % change -40.3% -44.0% 24.1% 17.7% -7.7% -30.3% 4.4% 0.3% 2.3%    
   year-over-year % change 54.6% 4.7% 40.1% 147.0% 95.4% 34.4% 57.1% 49.5% 49.8% 62.4% 80.2%
Retail 1.554 1.524 1.692 1.608 1.472 1.590 2.432 2.301 1.882 22.243 9.523
   month-over-month % change 16.3% -1.9% 11.0% 1.5% -8.5% 8.0% -6.6% -5.4% -18.2%    
   year-over-year % change -57.2% -50.9% -74.8% -45.3% -56.3% -64.5% -8.4% -14.8% -36.1% 98.9% -57.2%
Parking Garages 0.535 0.354 0.071 0.279 0.380 0.320 0.345 0.310 0.277 2.592 1.368
   month-over-month % change 113.0% -33.9% -79.9% 105.3% 36.2% -15.8% -10.9% -10.1% -10.6%    
   year-over-year % change -48.7% -54.2% -84.7% -32.2% -41.0% -57.9% 7.4% -15.6% -27.8% 109.5% -47.2%
Amusement 0.604 0.662 0.630 0.579 0.611 0.632 0.553 0.563 0.574 3.053 3.474
   month-over-month % change 6.6% 9.7% -4.9% 10.1% 5.5% 3.5% 0.5% 1.8% 2.0%    
   year-over-year % change 6.3% 22.5% 26.5% 7.9% 10.7% 18.0% -6.2% -4.3% -0.4% -65.8% 13.8%
Office 1.468 1.014 1.958 3.012 1.598 1.480 2.323 2.244 2.135 15.036 14.603
   month-over-month % change -36.5% -30.9% 93.2% -11.1% -46.9% -7.4% -1.6% -3.4% -4.9%    
   year-over-year % change -24.1% -48.1% -40.2% 13.8% -35.8% -38.0% 20.1% 10.5% 4.3% 52.8% -2.9%
Governmental Offices 1.026 0.841 0.996 0.881 0.994 0.955 1.030 1.023 1.010 6.393 5.413
   month-over-month % change -8.0% -18.0% 18.4% 3.7% 12.8% -4.0% -0.6% -0.7% -1.2%    
   year-over-year % change -6.7% -9.6% -13.1% -20.6% -10.8% -9.8% 4.0% 2.5% -1.5% 38.8% -15.3%
Laboratories 0.086 0.327 0.199 0.131 0.184 0.204 0.151 0.143 0.146 3.195 1.031
   month-over-month % change -38.9% 282.0% -39.3% -6.6% 41.2% 10.6% -0.9% -5.3% 2.2%    
   year-over-year % change -16.8% -22.5% 23.0% -83.5% -78.5% -11.0% -52.1% -58.3% -58.2% 140.8% -67.7%
Warehouse 1.420 1.163 0.798 1.765 1.615 1.127 1.453 1.415 1.398 6.567 8.559
   month-over-month % change -37.2% -18.1% -31.4% 2.3% -8.5% -30.2% 2.1% -2.6% -1.2%    
   year-over-year % change 34.1% -28.0% -20.6% 72.3% 29.2% -8.1% 5.5% -3.8% -3.5% 48.6% 30.3%
Misc Commercial 1.986 3.440 0.906 1.793 2.730 2.111 1.153 1.354 1.334 7.790 11.172
   month-over-month % change -28.1% 73.2% -73.7% 11.1% 52.3% -22.7% 5.6% 17.4% -1.4%    
   year-over-year % change 58.5% 235.1% -20.5% 16.1% 161.2% 85.1% -14.9% 3.8% 6.9% -15.1% 43.4%
TOTAL COMMERCIAL 11.870 11.114 9.469 13.776 13.023 10.818 11.686 11.606 11.063 76.137 71.840
   month-over-month % change -26.2% -6.4% -14.8% 4.9% -5.5% -16.9% -0.6% -0.7% -4.7%    
   year-over-year % change -6.9% -8.0% -40.8% 10.1% -0.4% -20.5% 6.5% 2.6% -4.3% 34.9% -5.6%
TOTAL INDUSTRIAL  (Manufacturing) 0.896 0.992 0.628 1.461 1.523 0.838 1.382 1.364 1.345 13.957 9.890
   month-over-month % change -66.6% 10.7% -36.7% -40.6% 4.3% -45.0% -30.2% -1.3% -1.4%    
   year-over-year % change -88.9% -17.6% -27.2% -61.3% -57.5% -75.2% -22.4% -18.7% -17.8% 48.9% -29.1%
Religious 0.320 0.174 0.248 0.186 0.198 0.247 0.161 0.159 0.166 0.886 1.142
   month-over-month % change 224.2% -45.7% 42.4% 39.9% 6.2% 25.1% 10.1% -0.9% 4.4%    
   year-over-year % change 123.5% -9.3% 51.2% 55.3% 36.7% 48.7% 10.9% 6.9% 19.4% -2.9% 28.8%
Hosptials/Clinics 1.419 3.058 0.992 1.530 2.163 1.823 1.655 1.784 1.609 11.829 9.706
   month-over-month % change -29.5% 115.5% -67.6% 8.3% 41.4% -15.7% -2.1% 7.8% -9.8%    
   year-over-year % change -23.3% 102.4% -67.9% -16.8% 21.9% -15.2% 14.3% 17.3% -4.0% 92.8% -17.9%
Nursing/Assisted Living 0.892 0.775 1.239 0.645 0.745 0.969 0.732 0.709 0.759 4.862 4.245
   month-over-month % change 57.2% -13.2% 60.0% 44.6% 15.5% 30.1% 0.1% -3.1% 7.1%    
   year-over-year % change 1.4% -26.0% 94.1% -17.0% -11.2% 13.3% 24.7% 9.4% 14.1% 91.4% -12.7%
Libraries/Museums 0.254 0.153 0.362 0.191 0.220 0.256 0.267 0.253 0.234 1.847 1.439
   month-over-month % change 0.5% -39.7% 136.8% -14.5% 15.0% 16.7% 1.0% -5.3% -7.5%    
   year-over-year % change 13.9% -52.8% -38.6% -26.4% -32.2% -32.4% -4.8% -8.8% -24.0% 59.2% -22.1%
Police/Courthouse/Prison 0.879 0.711 0.702 0.905 0.650 0.764 0.668 0.673 0.674 2.929 5.020
   month-over-month % change 143.7% -19.0% -1.4% -0.5% -28.2% 17.5% 6.4% 0.8% 0.2%    
   year-over-year % change 121.5% 9.4% 1.9% 102.4% 15.5% 32.0% 33.7% 30.6% 29.3% 6.5% 71.4%
Military 0.288 0.681 0.663 0.181 0.373 0.544 0.386 0.421 0.445 1.548 2.214
   month-over-month % change 91.6% 136.4% -2.5% -7.0% 106.4% 45.9% 4.6% 9.1% 5.9%    
   year-over-year % change 249.2% 162.5% 80.6% 4.4% 97.0% 130.2% -25.2% -13.3% -0.8% -21.5% 43.1%
Schools/Colleges 6.894 7.790 8.539 5.206 6.696 7.741 5.738 5.715 5.678 39.127 37.153
   month-over-month % change 27.5% 13.0% 9.6% 12.1% 28.6% 15.6% -1.3% -0.4% -0.6%    
   year-over-year % change -11.6% -3.4% -4.9% -13.2% -9.1% -6.5% 6.9% 3.5% -0.1% 22.3% -5.0%
Misc Government 0.791 0.773 0.588 0.911 0.784 0.717 0.758 0.780 0.778 3.255 4.776
   month-over-month % change 0.2% -2.2% -23.9% 4.1% -13.9% -8.5% 4.3% 2.9% -0.2%    
   year-over-year % change 89.4% 52.6% -3.7% 54.5% 37.2% 40.2% 82.5% 81.6% 78.6% 69.4% 46.7%
TOTAL INSTITUTIONAL 11.737 14.114 13.333 9.755 11.829 13.061 10.364 10.494 10.344 66.283 65.695
   month-over-month % change 21.8% 20.3% -5.5% 10.4% 21.3% 10.4% 0.0% 1.3% -1.4%    
   year-over-year % change -0.5% 12.4% -11.8% -4.4% 0.5% -0.7% 11.9% 9.9% 4.7% 34.2% -0.9%
Misc Non Residential 0.683 0.599 0.612 0.542 0.605 0.631 0.673 0.658 0.645 4.153 3.243
   month-over-month % change 28.4% -12.2% 2.0% 20.6% 11.5% 4.4% 0.3% -2.1% -2.0%    
   year-over-year % change 4.1% -22.2% -20.3% -19.9% -18.4% -13.7% 29.8% 19.9% 12.3% 94.3% -21.9%
TOTAL NONRES BUILDING 25.186 26.819 24.041 25.534 26.980 25.349 24.104 24.122 23.397 160.530 150.667
   month-over-month % change -13.0% 6.5% -10.4% 2.7% 5.7% -6.0% -2.7% 0.1% -3.0%    
   year-over-year % change -24.3% 0.8% -26.6% -6.0% -7.5% -17.9% 7.0% 4.5% -1.1% 36.8% -6.1%
Airports 0.452 0.753 0.426 1.130 0.774 0.544 0.767 0.805 0.805 1.795 4.798
   month-over-month % change -59.5% 66.8% -43.4% 7.0% -31.5% -29.7% 4.1% 5.0% 0.0%    
   year-over-year % change 395.2% 153.8% 1.1% 250.9% 333.7% 101.5% 80.9% 85.9% 83.2% 74.3% 167.3%
Roads/Highways 5.589 7.845 5.846 4.594 6.006 6.427 4.442 4.573 4.642 26.861 31.451
   month-over-month % change 21.9% 40.4% -25.5% 13.2% 30.7% 7.0% 1.8% 2.9% 1.5%    
   year-over-year % change 19.9% 25.0% 16.4% 23.0% 23.8% 20.8% -0.6% 1.4% 4.0% 7.9% 17.1%
Bridges 2.198 2.104 1.434 2.194 2.440 1.912 1.471 1.561 1.592 7.084 11.681
   month-over-month % change -27.2% -4.3% -31.8% 10.7% 11.2% -21.6% 5.0% 6.1% 2.0%    
   year-over-year % change 62.4% 104.2% 34.7% 77.9% 84.9% 66.4% 30.8% 39.9% 40.5% 7.8% 64.9%
Dams/Marine 0.618 0.527 0.316 0.344 0.471 0.487 0.341 0.355 0.344 1.799 2.185
   month-over-month % change 130.6% -14.6% -40.1% 42.7% 36.9% 3.4% 5.7% 4.1% -3.1%    
   year-over-year % change 56.2% 46.1% -29.4% 32.9% 58.4% 21.3% -20.5% -14.8% -20.5% -37.4% 21.5%
Water/Sewage 2.776 2.948 2.960 2.450 2.622 2.894 2.584 2.522 2.552 15.331 15.485
   month-over-month % change 29.6% 6.2% 0.4% 8.1% 7.0% 10.4% -2.6% -2.4% 1.2%    
   year-over-year % change -23.0% -20.2% 13.7% 5.6% -12.2% -12.3% 1.8% -3.9% -1.7% 18.0% 1.0%
Misc Civil 2.976 0.818 1.042 2.221 1.819 1.612 1.317 1.272 1.294 6.940 9.293
   month-over-month % change 78.9% -72.5% 27.4% 49.5% -18.1% -11.4% 11.0% -3.4% 1.7%    
   year-over-year % change 111.3% -40.0% 33.5% 86.8% 30.0% 36.2% -21.3% -19.1% -13.8% -24.4% 33.9%
TOTAL ENGINEERING 14.608 14.995 12.024 12.934 14.132 13.876 10.923 11.088 11.228 59.810 74.893
   month-over-month % change 14.2% 2.7% -19.8% 16.6% 9.3% -1.8% 2.4% 1.5% 1.3%    
   year-over-year % change 26.9% 15.2% 16.3% 42.8% 28.1% 19.4% 2.5% 3.9% 6.2% 4.0% 25.2%
GRAND TOTAL 66.277 65.966 66.254 63.578 66.954 66.165 58.533 58.706 58.503 357.881 375.961
   month-over-month % change -3.4% -0.5% 0.4% 7.5% 5.3% -1.2% -0.7% 0.3% -0.3%    
   year-over-year % change -6.7% 3.2% -3.5% 6.7% 4.3% -2.5% 7.3% 6.1% 4.3% 23.9% 5.1%
NONRES BLDG + ENGINEERING 39.794 41.814 36.065 38.468 41.112 39.224 35.027 35.210 34.625 220.340 225.560
   month-over-month % change -4.6% 5.1% -13.7% 7.0% 6.9% -4.6% -1.2% 0.5% -1.7%    
   year-over-year % change -11.2% 5.5% -16.3% 6.2% 2.3% -7.7% 5.6% 4.3% 1.2% 26.0% 2.4%

Data Source and Table: ConstructConnect.

TABLE 4: U.S. YEAR-TO-DATE REGIONAL STARTS
NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
* — CONSTRUCTCONNECT

Jan-JUN 2016 Jan-JUN 2017 % Change
Connecticut $1,604,622,959 $2,789,009,948 73.8%
Maine $624,333,175 $542,194,298 -13.2%
Massachusetts $5,475,236,317 $5,117,782,189 -6.5%
New Hampshire $721,965,395 $454,810,305 -37.0%
Rhode Island $410,365,343 $583,154,874 42.1%
Vermont $485,278,805 $385,900,271 -20.5%
Total New England $9,321,801,994   $9,872,851,885   5.9%
New Jersey $4,990,739,205 $5,975,472,067 19.7%
New York $12,860,339,894 $19,131,826,478 48.8%
Pennsylvania $7,371,986,335 $7,622,079,763 3.4%
Total Middle Atlantic $25,223,065,434   $32,729,378,308   29.8%
TOTAL NORTHEAST $34,544,867,428   $42,602,230,193   23.3%
Illinois $6,383,016,984 $7,603,979,783 19.1%
Indiana $3,321,259,327 $3,503,960,928 5.5%
Michigan $5,598,295,493 $6,067,069,655 8.4%
Ohio $6,140,423,211 $6,533,907,350 6.4%
Wisconsin $4,530,436,990 $4,912,028,228 8.4%
Total East North Central $25,973,432,005   $28,620,945,944   10.2%
Iowa $2,957,328,299 $2,275,976,360 -23.0%
Kansas $2,010,254,478 $1,575,176,480 -21.6%
Minnesota $4,571,614,000 $4,363,208,583 -4.6%
Missouri $4,264,171,940 $3,826,141,410 -10.3%
Nebraska $1,745,531,403 $2,135,417,291 22.3%
North Dakota $1,325,153,235 $1,001,200,534 -24.4%
South Dakota $829,452,264 $828,779,272 -0.1%
Total West North Central $17,703,505,619   $16,005,899,930   -9.6%
TOTAL MIDWEST $43,676,937,624   $44,626,845,874   2.2%
Delaware $579,865,759 $830,079,408 43.2%
District of Columbia $1,183,405,393 $1,446,893,547 22.3%
Florida $11,497,408,978 $15,493,143,323 34.8%
Georgia $7,153,154,045 $6,117,127,899 -14.5%
Maryland $6,555,688,245 $3,390,384,630 -48.3%
North Carolina $7,932,791,551 $6,131,987,132 -22.7%
South Carolina $3,521,173,814 $4,042,572,232 14.8%
Virginia $5,054,791,350 $5,563,732,283 10.1%
West Virginia $421,810,816 $566,826,157 34.4%
Total South Atlantic $43,900,089,951   $43,582,746,611   -0.7%
Alabama $2,495,625,642 $2,456,769,584 -1.6%
Kentucky $3,903,496,732 $1,823,367,583 -53.3%
Mississippi $1,590,761,966 $1,318,124,277 -17.1%
Tennessee $4,607,217,381 $2,701,691,228 -41.4%
Total East South Central $12,597,101,721   $8,299,952,672   -34.1%
Arkansas $1,327,067,714 $1,368,796,999 3.1%
Louisiana $5,096,544,258 $3,456,430,941 -32.2%
Oklahoma $2,665,354,844 $3,556,424,231 33.4%
Texas $28,713,757,002 $24,331,374,440 -15.3%
Total West South Central $37,802,723,818   $32,713,026,611   -13.5%
TOTAL SOUTH $94,299,915,490   $84,595,725,894   -10.3%
Arizona $3,552,329,740 $3,725,119,719 4.9%
Colorado $3,310,610,258 $3,346,382,601 1.1%
Idaho $727,154,505 $747,031,015 2.7%
Montana $616,228,717 $494,835,128 -19.7%
Nevada $2,657,583,697 $1,240,314,932 -53.3%
New Mexico $727,514,274 $1,031,788,832 41.8%
Utah $3,402,075,778 $3,397,727,622 -0.1%
Wyoming $991,436,393 $640,613,908 -35.4%
Total Mountain $15,984,933,362   $14,623,813,757   -8.5%
Alaska $897,020,867 $1,121,807,368 25.1%
California $20,950,814,423 $28,687,703,571 36.9%
Hawaii $1,604,995,408 $701,968,903 -56.3%
Oregon $2,728,129,500 $3,254,540,488 19.3%
Washington $5,651,911,321 $5,345,482,813 -5.4%
Total Pacific $31,832,871,519   $39,111,503,143   22.9%
TOTAL WEST $47,817,804,881   $53,735,316,900   12.4%
TOTAL U.S. $220,339,525,423   $225,560,118,861   2.4%

*Figures above are comprised of nonres building and engineering (i.e., residential is omitted).

Data Source and Table: ConstructConnect.

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